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Tag: Class "A" School

Nov. 22, 2022

ETQC Training Advisory 002-23, Processing FY23 A/C School and Accession Course TDY Orders

As a reminder, FORCECOM continues to permit local units to manage the administration of FY23 "C" school, “A” school and Accession (e.g. DCO, OCS, DEPOT) course TDY orders to include initiation of the travel authorization, funds certification, and AO approval.  These instructions do not apply to PCS orders to the subject schools or orders issued at no cost, including no cost orders to Reservists.   Reservists in receipt of no cost school orders must contact their benefiting unit and/or District (dxr) to obtain funding and applicable orders (including POET information), to attend formal “A”, “C” and Accession school training.

Oct. 21, 2022

Coast Guard Announces FY 2023 Non-Monetary Enlisted Interventions

This ALCOAST details the results of the Military Workforce Planning Team (MWPT) non-monetary enlisted interventions. The MWPT convened in May 2022 to develop and recommend workforce policy interventions. The MWPT identified strategies for rates/ratings deemed to have personnel shortages that could negatively influence mission execution. MWPT deliberations considered factors from a broad spectrum of organizational needs.

Sept. 14, 2022

ETQC Training Advisory 008-22, Processing FY23 C School, A School and Accession Course TDY Orders

The successful implementation of practices discussed in reference (a), eliminated the challenges members were experiencing with Direct Access (DA) generated training administration system (TAS) orders. Due to this success, FORCECOM will continue the practice of permitting local units to manage the administration of FY23 "C" school TDY orders to include initiation of the authorization, funds certification, and AO approval. Maintaining uniformity in FORCECOM business processes, at the start of FY23, these instructions will also apply to both Accession (e.g. DCO, OCS, DEPOT) and “A” school TDY orders. These instructions do not apply to PCS orders to the subject schools.

May 31, 2022

Orders for Courses of Instruction of Less Than 20 Weeks

This ALCOAST announces changes to Coast Guard Supplement to the Joint Travel Regulations (CGS-JTR), COMDTINST M4600.17B to further the Coast Guard's commitment to providing stability for Coast Guard members and their families in support of a mission-ready total workforce. All members with dependents will be issued TDY orders for courses of instruction of less than 20 weeks, including to OCS and applicable class "A" and "C" schools.

Feb. 4, 2022

ETQC Training Advisory 005-22, Guidance for A and C School Travelers and Command Representatives

Direct Access (DA) Training Administration System (TAS) has been reactivated following the successful conversion of Financial Systems Modernization Solution (FSMS) accounting data for FY22 "A" & "C" School orders. Although the system is online, the interface between DA, FSMS, and ETS is experiencing unforeseen complications in the processing of "A" & "C" School orders.

Oct. 20, 2021

Coast Guard ASVAB Policy Changes (Flag Voice 563)

The Commandant recently approved several Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) policy changes aimed at addressing the challenge of recruiting and retaining a mission ready total workforce. These are the first major changes to the Coast Guard’s ASVAB policy since 2004.

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